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Hello I’m planning to upgrade the ram in my gaming computer but before I do I want to know how I would be able to enable xmp for the best possible performance . If anyone o  no wow how of you would reply that would help greatly 

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@Sxelent , welcome to the Community.

 

HP doesn't add any XMP's to the BIOS/UEFI in your computer.  You will have to use the DDR4-2666 that comes with the computer.

 

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@Sxelent , welcome to the Community.

 

HP doesn't add any XMP's to the BIOS/UEFI in your computer.  You will have to use the DDR4-2666 that comes with the computer.

 

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Is that because they want it to be as least compatible as possible to make more money? And will I have to download software to over click the ram to its expected speed 

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@Sxelent 

 

As you can see, I am not an HP employee.  So, it is impossible for me to answer your question about their motive.  However, I don't recommend using any third-party apps to overclock the memory unless you are very computer savvy.  They can cause more problems than they will solve.



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Well do your think I should still upgrade my ram because this 8 gigs isn’t cutting it

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@Sxelent 

 


@Sxelent wrote:

Well do your think I should still upgrade my ram because this 8 gigs isn’t cutting it


Yes, most definitely.  Just buy the DDR4-2666 memory.  Here is the Product Specifications page: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-pavilion-gaming-desktop-pc-690-0000a/37730935/model/21447498...

 

In the section titled "Memory/Memory upgrade information" you will find the information for the memory.  The maximum amount supported by your motherboard is 32 GB.  If you want to match the existing memory you should use CPU-Z to find the manufacturer and timings: https://download.cnet.com/CPU-Z/3000-2086_4-10050423.html

 

This information is the Tab titled "SPD".  Since the motherboard has Dual channel memory architecture, it is necessary to install the memory in matching pairs to get the best performance from it.



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